Copper sulphate induced hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia

Mary Mathew, Garima Goel, Annamma Kurien, Chettan Manohar

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Abstract

Copper sulphate (CuSO4) is used for whitewashing, agricultural and leather industry in India. Even a very small quantity is toxic. Toxicity is generally as a result of accidental ingestion or suicide attempts and leads to intravascular hemolysis, methemoglobinemia, renal failure, hepatotoxicity, rhabdomyolysis and often death. Mortality is quiet high in severe cases. We present a case of a 32 year old male who was hospitalized after copper sulphate ingestion and was diagnosed to have copper sulphate induced hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia along with acute renal failure.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternet Journal of Hematology
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31-07-2009

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  • Hematology

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